Arsenal smashed Ludogorets to bits earlier tonight, in what seemed at times like a training ground drill.
The away team weren’t particularly bad as they showed some clever combinations and created some great chances but Ospina was once again in amazing form, and showed just why Wenger trusts him so much.
Here is how i think the players rated:
David Ospina: 8.5/10– He made two incredible saves in this game. Both were one on one chances for the opposition, and another goal keeper could have easily gotten sent off in those circumstances. He kept his cool however and made the perfect decision in both cases.
Hector Bellerin: 8/10– A tireless and solid performance from the young Spaniard. There was little or no threat from his wing and he supported brilliantly in attack. he’s wonderful.
Shkodran Mustafi: 7/10– Defended very well, but also had some shaky moments… some misunderstanding between him and Koscielny presented Ludogorets with very decent chances, but overall, a good day at the office.
Laurent Koscielny: 7.5/10– I felt he had a slightly better game than Mustafi but also had some shaky moments… i really think he needs a rest.
Kieran gibbs: 7/10– This was his first start in a while, and he still put in a decent showing… Was exposed at times at the back but that was mainly due to little support from the OX. Decent effort indeed.
Francis Coquelin: 8/10– we have missed him badly… he got stuck in, broke up play, intercepted passes, won the ball, and even gave some really decent passes. He did it all today.
santi cazorrl: 7/10– kept it tidy in midfield…. another player that badly needs a rest. He gave the assist for Ozil’s first goal.
Mesut Ozil: 9.5/10– Like a sweet song, he drifted through my heart, and played over and over, and over again. His hat-trick was as beautiful as it gets. he also had time to get an assist for Walcott’s goal. what a wonderful, wonderful footballer.
Theo Walcott: 8/10– Was brilliant again. He showed a real desperation to make a difference, and his wonderful strike that made it 2-0 was well deserved compensation for his efforts. This is the version of Walcott we’ve always wanted.
Alexis Sanchez: 8/10– Our very own superman… scored a goal that could be contender for best goal of the season, and generally worked hard. He’s a gem.
Oxlade Chamberlain: 7/10– Showed some moments of brilliance, but generally drifted in and out of the game. Scored a goal and assisted another so you can say that he had a good game.
Elneny: 6/10– Came on and did a good job in midfield
Perez: 7/10– He is really quick… what a decent option to bring in when the opposition is tired. Showed some great qualities today in his pace, and ability to pick out a pass, highlighted by his pass to Ozil for his third goal. Got two assists in his short time on the field.
Iwobi: Not on long enough to rate.
The scoreline says it all. Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets. I predicted 4-0 but hey, i’m certainly not complaining.
Now where’s my beer………….